Found May 21, 2012 on Detroit Sports 360:
This next series of articles will be discussing the good (and the bad) of the Detroit Red Wings’ upcoming Free Agents. Each player’s final analysis will be an opinion on that player’s contribution to the team overall. His play will either warrant a new contract or will hit the Free Agent market on July 1st. [...]

Niklas Kronwall Delivers Brutal Hit to Kaspars Saulietis at IIHF World Championship (Video)

Niklas Kronwall doesn't limit the punishment he dishes out to NHL arenas. The Red Wings defenseman absolutely unleashed on Kaspars Saulietis at the IIHF World Championship in Sweden. Kronwall (playing for Sweden) crushed Saulietis (playing for Latvia) in open ice along the boards. Saulietis immediately went crashing to the ice on his back, drawing a big response from the hockey...

Red Wings overnight report: reviewing the medal round at the Worlds and Datsyuk’s big win

The Detroit Red Wings’ remaining participants in the World Championships, with the exception of Henrik Zetterberg (who was named to the tournament’s All-Star team in absentia) concluded their hockey seasons on Sunday, with EA Sports NHL 13 cover candidate Pavel Datsyuk capturing a Gold medal with Russia, Tomas Tatar earning a Silver medal as a result of the Russians’ win, and...

Red Wings overnight report: on rink news, organizational meetings, Tomas Jurco and Slovak partying

The biggest Red Wings news on Monday will run into something of a wall today: the widely-reported coverage of and speculation about SportsBusiness Journal’s Don Muret’s report that the Wings and/or Ilitch Holdings has hired an architectural firm to design Joe Louis Arena’s follow-on facility is definitely intriguing, but between the self-imposed gag organizational “no comment”...

Red Wings overnight report: Preparing for the Medal Round, anti-Semin and a Sea Dog stumble

Today represents the last day of competition at the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland, and from a Red Wings fan’s perspective, three of the Wings’ four remaining participants in Russia’s Pavel Datsyuk, Slovakia’s Tomas Tatar, Finland’s Valtteri Filppula and/or non-playing prospect Petr Mrazek will come home with medals, though only one might come home satisfied with...

Red Wings at the Worlds, Semifinals: Tatar’s Slovaks will tangle with Datsyuk’s Russians for Gold

Book the times, folks: Team Slovakia defeated the Czech Republic on three goals from Miroslav Satan’s line, including 2 from Satan himself, and Jan Laco played fantatstic in the Czechs’ crease, out-dueling Jakub Kovar by a wide margin, and after the Czechs lost Martin Erat to a shoulder or head injury, they lost their focus and started making mistakes which the Czechs pounced...

Now that’s a leak: have the Red Wings hired an architect to design Joe Louis Arena’s follow-on rink?

Now this is as intriguing as all hell get out, as reported by the Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press’s John Gallagher and 97.1 FM: SportsBusiness Journal’s Don Muret suggests that the Red Wings’ owners have (via Curbed’s Sarah Cox) tagged architect Chad Krieger Sieniewicz and the architectural firm HKS to design Joe Louis Arena’s follow-on facility, according to SportsBusiness...

Red Wings at the Worlds, medal round: Pavel Datsyuk’s Russians steamroll Slovakia

Today’s bronze medal game between Finland and the victorious Czechs was a tightly-contested contest by comparison to the gold medal game. Pavel Datsyuk registered 2 assists—on two goals by Alexander Semin, including a glorious takeaway on the 4-1 goal—and a goal of his own via an assist from Semin to salt the game away… As the tournament-unbeaten Russians slowly stirred...

On the possibility of a new Red Wings arena

There have been reports on Monday that the Detroit Red Wings have chosen architects for a new 18,000-seat arena for downtown Detroit. According to, the Red Wings have hired HKS, an international firm based out of Dallas, which will work with Chan Krieger NBBJ, a Boston architect that specializes in urban developments.All the Red Wings organization will say is that they...

Kulfan: Red Wings GM Ken Holland offers a ‘save the date’ notification of Wings’ roster plans

On a day when none other than the Wall Street Journal’s Mike Sieleski quotes the CBC’s Gord Stellick as stating that the Red Wings are going to be the prime suitors for Zach Parise, should he choose to leave New Jersey… One intriguing possibility is the Detroit Red Wings. “He is their guy,” former Toronto Maple Leafs GM Gord Stellick said. “[The Red Wings are] never...

Tournament Time: Detroit Red Wings Style

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) Detroit Red Wings fans undoubtedly wish that their team was still playing in the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, but several Detroit regulars and prospects continue their seasons at the World Championship and Memorial Cup. Superstar forward Henrik Zetterberg will finish third in scoring in Helsinki with three goals and twelve assists in eight games. Sweden fell...

A Look at the Red Wings’ 2012 Free Agents: Tomas Holmstrom

This next series of articles will be discussing the good (and the bad) of the Detroit Red Wings’ upcoming Free Agents. Each player’s final analysis will be an opinion on that player’s contribution to the team overall. His play will either warrant a new contract or will hit the Free Agent market on July 1st. [...]

Red Wings mid-day news: looking back at the Worlds, statistically speaking

The day after Russia captured the World Championship title, and Slovakia snagged silver, team Russia was given a hero’s welcome in Moscow (and congratulations from Vladimir Putin, of course), and the Slovaks partied harder and engaged in the kind of silliness that might live in some infamy for Tomas Tatar’s Slovaks in Bratislava… Continue reading "Red Wings mid-day news...

It's Unofficially Official, Wings Have a New Arena Coming

Well, folks, it looks like The Joe’s days are officially numbered.  Per SportsBusinessDaily, the Wings have hired an architect to start plans on the Wings new home: The Detroit Red Wings have selected an architect to design a new NHL arena in downtown Detroit, a sign the team is moving ahead with the project. HKS, co-designer of American Airlines Center, will team with Chan...

Report: Red Wings choose architect for new arena

The Detroit Red Wings have been one of the NHL’s older teams for what seems like decades.  As they haven’t gotten any younger, neither has their home, Joe Louis Arena.  Opened in 1979, the JLA is 33 years old and behind the teams as far as the bells and whistles of some of the newer NHL arenas. There have been rumors for a while now that Wings owner Mike Ilitch has been exploring...

Ilitch hires firm for Wings new arena…a reality or a tease?

Oh, Mr. Mike Ilitch: How your extensive wealth and forward-thinking ideas have teased the legions of Detroit Red Wings fans and residents of the city that adores you. An 82-year-old man who just wants to give Detroit something to be proud of, something to marvel at and something to house a winning hockey team, that [...]
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